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His Excellency President Paul Kagame to Open MWC Kigali 2023

His Excellency President Paul Kagame to Open MWC Kigali 2023

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9 October 2023, London: The GSMA is delighted to announce that His Excellency Paul Kagame, the President of the Republic of Rwanda, will formally open MWC Kigali on 17 October at the Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda.

“It is a great honour for His Excellency Paul Kagame to open MWC Kigali 2023; his participation is a mark of how Africa’s digital transformation journey is gaining momentum and empowering communities, government and businesses. As 4G moves forward and 5G emerges, frontier technologies offer huge potential and fintech continues to connect millions within the formal economy for the first time. I am looking forward to three days of debate and inspiration with international industry leaders and high-level African policymakers,” said GSMA’s Director General, Mats Granryd.

MWC Kigali, the African continent's largest and most influential connectivity event is taking place on the 17 – 19 October. The event convenes powerful innovators and political leaders from all sub-regions of the continent to create a better future for all. It features impactful summits and forums, delving into vital topics like bridging the digital divide, leveraging mobile tech for socio-economic development, and aligning industries with UN Sustainable Development Goals. Aligned with MWC Kigali's four core themes – Accelerate Africa, FinTech, HealthTech, and Powering Digital – these sessions aim to propel the digital era forward.

Event Partners

MWC Kigali’s industry-leading agenda is enabled by the partners of our event. We are proud to have the support of leading global and regional companies including our founding partners Mastercard, MTN, Orange, ZTE and our event partners Republic of Rwanda, African Union, Africa CDC and Smart Africa.

For more information, follow our updates on the MWC Kigali Press Zone or visit The media are invited to register for your complimentary pass by contacting the GSMA Press Office at [email protected].


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The GSMA is a global organisation unifying the mobile ecosystem to discover, develop and deliver innovation foundational to positive business environments and societal change. Our vision is to unlock the full power of connectivity so that people, industry, and society thrive. Representing mobile operators and organisations across the mobile ecosystem and adjacent industries, the GSMA delivers for its members across three broad pillars: Connectivity for Good, Industry Services and Solutions, and Outreach. This activity includes advancing policy, tackling today’s biggest societal challenges, underpinning the technology and interoperability that make mobile work, and providing the world’s largest platform to convene the mobile ecosystem at the MWC and M360 series of events.

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